Decision Over Changes To School Terms

Teachers in Nottingham strike about proposals to split the school year into five terms.

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NUT suspends strike action in Nottingham

The National Union of Teachers has agreed to suspend strike action which was due to take place this week in Nottingham.

This announcement comes after a meeting between Nottingham City Council and NUT representatives over plans to split the school year into five terms.

Christine Blower, General Secretary of the NUT, said: "The Union welcome the progress made today in discussion and hopes that this will speedily lead to a resolution of this serious dispute."

Councillor David Mellen from Nottingham City Council said: “I am pleased that we have had a constructive meeting with the union and that they have agreed to withdraw strike action, which ensures that children’s learning, especially at exam time, is not affected.”

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